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Running Open Championship Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Key, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Tough day so far at Birkdale.
    Phil at +8; Ernie at +7 - so much for taking advantage of a Tiger-less major.
    My guess is that Sergio doesn't hold up under the pressure of being "the favorite."

    The par-4 sixth is just brutal - playing to over 5 strokes so far today.
  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I'd put money on Angel Cabrera to win.

    I would love, love to see Duval and Monty do well.

    Each at only +2 right now, which has to feel like -4.
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Wow, these scores and conditions are just brutal. Phil finishes at 9 over. Anthony Kim leads at 1 under after 3 holes.
  4. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Holy crap. When you see Vijay and Ernie shooting 80s in a British Open...
  5. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Chef - I agree on both points. I'd like to see Duval and Monty do well. Both are now at +3. Anything better than +4 is going to be a very good round today.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Before we proceed, props to Key for the proper tournament title.

    Won't be as exciting this year without Tiger the Paddy double-burn moment at Carnoustie.

    The wind this year, though, if it keeps up, may make any year's U.S. Open scores look like a round of putt-putt.

    Name your Texan and there's your favorite. Leonard?
  7. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Texans know wind. They be ignorant, however, of rain. na rayne, na gowf.

    My heart's with Duval.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Rocco's representin' early.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Fly all the way across the pond and quit after nine holes?

  12. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    He played 40 holes in one day to qualify - the 36-hole qualifier and an endless five-for-four playoff - then only makes it nine holes in the actual tournament.

    In the meantime, Freddy Jacobson loses in the playoff, gets in anyway because of his finish in DC, and now he's two shots off the lead.
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